Category: Lenses

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fujifilm XF 140-400mm Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 140-400mm lens looks like in the flesh?

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Fujifilm XF 16-55mm WR Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 16-55mm WR lens looks like in the flesh?

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Fujifilm XF 16mm Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 16mm lens looks like in the flesh?

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Fujifilm XF 90mm Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 90mm lens looks like in the flesh?

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Fujifilm XF 56mm APD Hands-on Photos

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Ricoh Exhibits Three New K-Mount Lenses at Photokina

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Ricoh is exhibiting three K mount interchangeable lenses as reference models at Photokina 2014. The HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6ED DC WR (available Winter 2014) will feature a weather-resistant construction, high-grade HD coating, smooth, quiet AF operation thanking to a lens-installed AF driving motor, and a small and light weight size. In addition a high magnification super-telephoto zoom lens and a large diameter telephoto zoom lens are also being shown.

ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM

Mark Goldstein | Lenses, Photokina 2014
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The ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM is a new prime lens for Leica M rangefinder cameras. At a maximum aperture of f/1.4, this lens creates a pleasing bokeh, which optically enhances the background as the main composition element. At the same time it directs attention to the main motif in the foreground. Optimized for digital sensors, the Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM also stands out for its excellent flat image field. Thanks to the Distagon’s optical design, the lens delivers a high resolution across the entire image field. The Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM will be available worldwide, in silver and black, starting in the fourth quarter of 2014. The suggested retail price will be EUR 1.679,84 or USD 2.290,00.

Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. and APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH.

Mark Goldstein | Digital, Lenses, Photokina 2014
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Leica presents two high-performance lenses for the Leica T camera system at Photokina 2014. With a zoom range equivalent to 17 to 35 mm in 35 mm format, the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. offers excellent sharpness for particularly wide-coverage shots. A zoom range equivalent to 80 to 200 mm in 35 mm format makes the Leica APO Vario-Elmar-T 55–135 mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH. particularly versatile. Both lenses will be available from authorised Leica dealers beginning in January 2015. The Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH will cost £1350 RRP. The Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. will cost £1350 RRP.

Silver Leica NOCTILUX-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. and Leica SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH.

Mark Goldstein | Lenses, Photokina 2014
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The iconic Leica NOCTILUX-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. and Leica SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. Leica M-Lenses are now available in silver. The technical specifications of both lenses are identical to those of their serially produced counterparts. The NOCTILUX-M 50m /f0,95, silver anodized will cost £7500.00 RRP. The SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Silver will cost £3550.00 RRP.

New Generation Leica Summarit-M Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses, Photokina 2014
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Leica have unveiled a new generation of the Leica Summarit-M-Lenses with improved performance and new design. In comparison with the previous models, these new lenses with a maximum aperture of f/2.4 offer improved performance characteristics and new lens design. The range of focal lengths available in the Leica Summarit-M-Lens family remains the same, with 35, 50, 75 and 90 mm. For the first time, they are now available in a choice of black and silver anodised finishes.

Pricing: SUMMARIT-M 35 mm/f2.4 ASPH. £1450.00 RRP, SUMMARIT-M 50 mm/f2.4 ASPH. £1250.00 RRP, SUMMARIT-M 75 mm/f2.4 ASPH. £1400.00 RRP, SUMMARIT-M 90 mm/f2.4 ASPH. £1500.00 RRP.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sony Full-Frame E-Mount Lens Roadmap Updated

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Sony have updated their lens roadmap for their Full-Frame E-Mount camera range. In addition to the 6 new lenses that have been unveiled recently, there's a placeholder for a new "Large aperture prime" lens. The new roadmap also states "Short term goal: a total of more than 20 FE Lenses" will be achieved by the end of 2015, which would go a long way towards addressing one of the main criticisms of Sony's mirrorless camera system, namely the lack of lens support.

Canon 400mm f/4 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens looks like in the flesh?

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Canon 24-105mm STM Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens looks like in the flesh?

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Canon EF-S 24mm STM Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens looks like in the flesh?

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Olympus 40-150mm Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:2.8 PRO lens looks like in the flesh?

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Sony Distagon T* 35mm Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA lens looks like in the flesh?

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Sony 24-240mm Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens looks like in the flesh?

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Sony 90mm Macro Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS lens looks like in the flesh?

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Sony 16-35mm F4 Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS lens.

Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS, FE 28mm F2, Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA, FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS

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Sony is exhibiting 4 lenses (FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS, FE 28mm F2, Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA, FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS) and 2 converters (FE Ultra Wide Converter and FE Fisheye Converter) supporting 35 mm full-frame sensors under development for reference at Photokina. Including these lenses, Sony is introducing its lens development roadmap, which shows that Sony aims to release a total of over twenty α E-mount lenses supporting 35 mm full-frame sensors in 2016.

The ‘Capture One’ RAW converter and image editing software from Phase One has been newly adapted for Sony. ‘Capture One Express (for Sony)’ will be provided at no extra charge to users who purchase an α interchangeable-lens camera or Cyber-shot RX digital still camera.